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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

St. Marys second in WBL, Celina fourth

By Gary R. Rasberry

St. Marys' Michael Schmitmeyer tries to read the green at The Fox's Den. Schmitm. . .

Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys' attempt to capture the Western Buckeye League boy's golf title came up short after a solid day at the league golf tournament held at The Fox's Den in Celina.
Going into the tournament, St. Marys was 11/2 points behind Van Wert for first place in the league and needed to win the tournament to make a challenge for the overall title.
In the end, the two teams finished tied for the tournament team title with rounds of 315. It took the fifth-golfer tiebreak to decide the title and the Cougars took the tiebreak by an 86-90 margin.
The tiebreak win allowed the Cougars to gain the 10 points from the tournament and capture the league title with 20 points. St. Marys took second overall with 171/2 points with Shawnee third at 161/2. Celina finished fourth with 131/2 points thanks to a third-place round of 317 on its home course.
In the individual battle for WBL Player of the Year, Celina's Paul VanDeventer and St. Marys' Michael Schmitmeyer battled with Defiance's Jordan Mack for the honor. VanDeventer held a 106-1041/2 lead in placement points entering the tournament, with Schmitmeyer at 101 points.
Schmitmeyer moved up by capturing the medalist honors in the tournament with a 2-under 70, allowing him to finish with 161 points. Mack shot a 74 to earn 58 points while VanDeventer shot a 76, giving him 55 points, allowing Mack to take Player of the Year honors by a 1621/2-161 margin. VanDeventer and Schmitmeyer were the only area players to make the All-WBL team.
Celina also got solid rounds from Dylan Correll, who finished at 76, Scott Fleck (79) and Jeremy Kerr (84).
Adam Kuffner finished at 79 for St. Marys while Kevin Falasco carded an 81.
Bulldogs third at WBL
Celina took third place in the four-team WBL girls tournament held Friday at the Wapak Country Club.
Defiance captured the team title with a 415 and the medalist honors as Ashley Buxton finished with an 86. Wapak took second with 421 followed by Celina's 446 and Shawnee's 477.
Deanna Ray paced Celina with a 92. Gina Everman carded a 112 with Maggie Miller adding a 120.
Celina is back at Wapak on Monday, playing a trimatch with the Redskins and Parkway.
Ray medalist for Celina fourth
Deanna Ray earned medalist honors as Celina placed fourth on Thursday at the Willow Bend Invitational in Van Wert.
The Bulldogs shot a 210, losing the tie-breaker with Wapakoneta for third place after the Redskins shot a 210 as well. Greenville dominated the tournament by shooting a 185, 21 strokes better than runner-up Wayne Trace.
Ray earned the medal after shooting a 41 to edge Greenville's Alexa Hetzler by two strokes. Gina Everman placed sixth in the individual scoring with a round of 47.
Wildcats complete perfect MAC season
Minster ended the Midwest Athletic Conference season a perfect 7-0 in beating Parkway, 174-224, on Thursday at Arrowhead.
Andrea Paxson earned medalist honors with a 41. Regina Slonkosky and Lindsey Piening each carded a 42 with Paige Becker shooting a 49.
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